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Turkey is home to the largest number of displaced Syrian refugees at approximately 3.7 million. Yet Turkey’s welcoming stance towards Syrians, means that sustainable employment or starting a business in the country is possible for many. We work with aspiring Syrian entrepreneurs to develop their business plans, provide training and access to finance. Similarly, we partner with many higher (vocational) education institutions in Turkey to provide study opportunities for Syrian refugees and local Turkish youth. Courses are based on local labour market needs and the skills needed for rebuilding Syria in the future.

After both going through the emotional experience of having their children being born prematurely, Emrullah and Mohammad launched Ikizgen Engineering, which builds incubators. With entrepreneurship training provided by SPARK, the two fathers built a successful company employing 15 people, including local students.

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  • 3594
    Scholarships Provided
  • 1028
    Youth Trained
  • 1709
    Received Student Services
  • 1690
    Youth Graduated